Alive, vibrant with its pink ochre stone buildings, the capital of Rajasthan is well worth a visit for a few days.
Que faire à Jaipur ?
- The Palace of the Winds: an ancient harem of a great Maharaja, it is the city's most important building
- Visit of the great palace
- A walk in the streets: sometimes very poor
- See the palace of the Jal Mahal: it is not open to visitors but is a real postcard. A beautiful view on this palace floating on the waters.
- Astronomical Observatory: here you can admire exposed life-size astronomical instruments. This shows the incredible passion for astronomy of a Maharaja.
- Go to Amber: to get there by bus. There, the strong Jaigarh, surrounded by a magnificent pink fortress, gigantic and very beautiful to see, we climb to visit it. The strong Jaigarh is so large that one gets lost in the corridors and stairs.
- Eating at Indian Coffee House: in Jaipur, very good value for money.
Go to cinema in India
In Jaipur, you have to go in "Rajmandir", India's largest and most famous cinema.
A gigantic room. Film in India, a real experience. The ticket costs a different price depending on the place in the room, as in the theatre. Choose the cheapest one, it's worth it.
The show takes place both in the room and on the screen. When the curtain rises, silence does not mean silence. The audience laughs, applauds, comments, answers their phones and speaks aloud, they take off their shoes and quietly put their feet on the armrests of the front seats. What a surprise, when a little smell tickled my nose, I quickly realized that an Indian just behind me, who had taken off his shoes, had put his feet on my armrest.
The film lasts three hours in Indian, a rather nice Bollywood, with an intermission after 1 hour and a half.
Jaipur to Agra
By train always, the journey takes 5 hours. This time, we opted for second class. Reserved seats and fans above our heads. And great Indian neighbours who speak English with whom we can exchange to occupy our journey.